Blogs

Making patient information accessible and bagging a highly-commended award

Published: 14 Aug 2019

The Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme was highly commended in last year’s Richard Driscoll Memorial Award. Their award entry showed how they worked with patients to make information accessible and dynamic. In this blog post, project manager Bonnie Wiles explains more about their approach and what the award means to them.

Just Say No!

Published: 01 Aug 2019

This is the season for medical churn.

How a patient panel is driving improvement

Published: 02 Jul 2019

Iona Price is the chair of a national clinical audit patient panel. In this blog she explains how the panel is driving improvements in communications and collaboration.

Meaningful engagement: how do you get it right?

Published: 29 May 2019

Patient engagement advocate Linda Partridge shares her insight into what makes engagement and involvement with parents successful.

Throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

Published: 08 Jan 2019

Why calls for a national quality improvement programme overlook the debt owed to clinical audit. The recent article from Boyle and Keep is interesting as it does set out several of the perceived down sides of clinical audit, be it national or local. However, it suggests that substituting it with a National Quality Improvement Programme will rectify these perceived drawbacks.

NHS well equipped to deliver breast cancer care, but requires improvement for over 70s, new audit finds

Published: 14 Jul 2017

NHS services are well organised to deliver breast cancer care in line with national clinical guidelines.

National Dementia Audit: Important improvements in dementia care, but more support needed report finds

Published: 11 Jul 2017

Hospitals have made important changes to improve dementia care, but staff say more support is needed

International Nurses Day 2017

Published: 12 May 2017

Sir Bruce Keogh: What is the first national MD’s quality improvement legacy?

Published: 07 Apr 2017

HQIP medical director Professor Danny Keenan reflects on Bruce Keogh’s time as head of NHS England’s ‘delivery arm’ and offers personal reflections on his commitment to QI and clinical audit.

Report highlights need for early intervention for diabetic foot ulcers

Published: 02 Mar 2017

A report published today finds that early intervention is important in the management of diabetic foot disease, with people who receive expert care most quickly having the best outcomes.

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